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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell.

Usage examples (38)
  • To his experienced eye the glow was that of mother-of-pearl.
  • It is the mother-of-pearl shell that usually covers the precious pearl.
  • What treasures had they lost when he threw the mother-of-pearl shells away?
  • The local trade is chiefly in pearls, mother-of-pearl, shells, shark fins, etc. for more
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